On Twitter, Motorola announced that its new flagship smartphone the Moto X Pure Edition will be available starting on September 3. Note that the Moto X Pure Edition is the exact same as the Moto X Style. It will be called the Moto X Pure Edition in the United States and the Moto X Style will be the name for the device everywhere else.
A few days ago, we heard that Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 chipset would be revealed on August 11 but it turns out this isn’t the case.
After surfacing yesterday, more details have leaked about the Moto G (2015). The device will apparently offer IPx7 certification to bring some water resistance. Motorola is also expected to transition Moto Maker to the device. According to a recent report from Techmundo, the device will be available for sale on July 28th. The price should not change by much, remaining under $300 off-contract.
We are finally starting to find out when carriers in the United States will make the LG G3 available. While the handset has been put on sale in some places outside of the United States, LG has remained quiet on anything further. But T-Mobile has decided to come forward and put the G3 up for pre-order starting today. Customers can then pick up the handset on July 16 on T-Mobile stores (or presumably shipped to their homes).
For other carriers, the rumored release dates are July 16 and 17.
When LG announced the LG G3 at the end of May, one key piece of information that was missing was a schedule of availability. LG has gone on a bit of a marketing blitz regarding the new LG G3, but the question that seems to inevitably keep coming up is, “when can I get one?” For Verizon customers, a new leak suggests it will be the middle of July. The tip, routed through @evleaks, indicates Verizon will start taking pre-orders on July 10th and the device will actually be available starting on July 17th.
Unless something unusual is in the works, we suspect the other major carriers may release the LG G3 on the same day, so we will keep an eye out for those announcements or leaked information along with confirmation from Verizon that this date is accurate.
source: @evleaks (official site)
A retailer in the UK, Carphone Warehouse, has announced that the new HTC One will be available come March 25, ahead of the UK release for the Samsung Galaxy S 5. The release date for the United States has not yet been announced.
Hit the break below for the full press release.
Huawei is working on a handset with Dual OS powered by Android and Windows Phone together.
As reported by TrustedReviews, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer, Shao Yang, said that the company is still committed towards producing Windows Phone smartphones. He said “Compared with Android, the priority of Windows Phone is much lower but is still one of our choices of OS. We are definitely using a multi OS strategy.”
Yang said that a Dual OS smartphone powered by Android and Windows Phone together will garner a wider consumer base. “With Windows Phone, one direction for us – and one that we are now following – is dual OS. Dual OS as in Android and Windows together“. Read more
We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.
According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.
Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5’s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.
Source: HTC Source
LG officially unveiled the LG G Pro 2 earlier at a press event in Korea, however we didn’t get to know when the device will be available in the Asian, US and other markets.
According to Cho Sung Ha, LG’s Head of Sales for Korea, the LG G Pro 2 will be available in the Korean market this month, followed by other Asian markets in March. He also said that the device will not be available in the US and European markets before April. The reason behind this is due to a survey conducted by LG which revealed that the demand for phablets is the highest in Asia. In the U.S, consumers favor 5.2 inches phone while European consumers prefer devices with 5 inch display.
Qualcomm took some time during CES 2014 to show off the capabilities of their next processor, the Snapdragon 805, scheduled to be released some time during 2014. A new report out of Japan suggests the first device to be released with the Snapdragon 805 will surface in May although it is not clear what that device may be. Some folks are probably hoping the Samsung Galaxy S5 would come with the new chip, but May seems too late for that to happen. Reports have indicated the HTC One+ is supposed to ship with the Snapdragon 805 and a May time frame would be reasonable for that device.
The Snapdragon 805 will probably become the new standard for smartphone processors very quickly after it hits the market. With four Krait 450 cores running at up to 2.5 GHz and an Adreno 420 gpu, the Snapdragon 805 will be capable of handling 2160p video resolutions. Other improvements include faster RAM access speeds and a modem that can handle up to 300 Mbps, double the current level of Snapdragon chips.
The chip will help Qualcomm continue to compete with other chip manufacturers like NVIDIA and their line of Tegra K1 “super chips.”
source: Ringer’s Blue Men
via: G for Games